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By Andy Crouch

2014 Midwest Publishing organization Award of Excellence (General Trade)

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2014 Outreach journal source of the 12 months ("Also Recommended," Leadership)

ForeWord 2013 publication of the yr Award Honorable point out (Adult Nonfiction, Religion)

Power corrupts—as we have seen time and time back. humans too frequently abuse their energy and play god within the lives of others. Shady politicians, corrupt executives and ego-filled media stars have made us suspicious of these who wield impression and authority. They too usually breed injustice via engaging in what the Bible calls idolatry.

Yet energy can be the capacity through which we convey existence, create chances, provide desire and make human flourishing attainable. this can be "playing god" because it is intended to be. If we're to do God's work—fight injustice, convey peace, create attractiveness and make allowance identical to God to thrive in these round us—how are we to do these items if no longer by means of power?

With his trademark clear-headed research, Andy Crouch unpacks the dynamics of energy that both could make human flourishing attainable or can spoil similar to God in humans. whereas the results of strength are frequently very obvious, he uncovers why energy is usually hidden. He considers not only its own facet however the vital methods energy develops and is living in institutions.

Throughout Crouch bargains clean insights from key biblical passages, demonstrating how Scripture calls us to self-discipline our energy. Wielding strength don't need to distort us or others, yet as an alternative could be stewarded well.

An crucial publication for all who might impression their international for the good.

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